Mom’s Favorite Cake

An old-time favorite - heavy, moist, spicy and full of raisins!
  • Yields 1 cake
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1 slice


    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 cups strong coffee or water
    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 2 cups California raisins
    • 1 apple, peeled and grated
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon allspice
    • 1 teaspoon cloves
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1 cup chopped nuts


    Simmer the first five ingredients together for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool 10 minutes. Blend together the remaining ingredients and stir into saucepan mixture. Pour batter into well-greased and floured 13×9-inch pan. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

    Note: Diced candied fruit may be added for an easy fruitcake.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 430 (31% from fat); Total Fat 15g (sat 2g, mono 8g, poly 4g, trans 1g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 74g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 53g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 150mg; Calcium 22mg; Potassium 321mg

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